Let’s face it: most of us enjoy chick flicks. Even if we don’t want to admit it and they’re a guilty pleasure, even when they’re cheesy, we secretly enjoy watching them. Most chick flicks are feel good films with a good dose of romance, and who doesn’t want to escape into a movie world like that every once and awhile?
This year has seen some memorable chick flicks. Here’s a look at my top three chick flicks of 2010.
“Life As We Know It”
This new chick flick stars Katherine Heigl (who I loved in “27 Dresses”) and Josh Duhamel (most recognizable from the “Transformers” movies). They are adorable, but realistic looking, and have great chemistry on screen together. Rather than the really shallow story lines that sometimes show up in chick flicks, in “Life As We Know It” they are forced together when their mutual friends die unexpectedly. The two of them are left as godparents to their friends’ baby, and must find a way to get along and form a family. The film is sometimes poignant, and often funny. “Life As We Know It” is a must-see chick flick of 2010.
“Eat, Pray, Love”
Summer phenomenon “Eat, Pray, Love” is based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir (of the same name). Millions of women read this book, and it became a standard discussion points for book clubs. The movie, then, was very hyped by word-of-mouth because so many people had already read the book. The book itself was not my favorite (in fact, the narrator got on my nerves a lot), but it was an easy book to discuss with other people (one of its big selling points). Julia Roberts stars in the movie adaptation, and this was a really good casting choice. Is this the best chick flick ever? No, it’s not; but it is worth including on this list simply because of the huge impact that it has had. People are talking about this movie. People are buying “Eat, Pray, Love” cookbooks and booking world-tours inspired by the book and film.
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
Like “Eat, Pray, Love”, part of the success of the “Twilight” movies is that they are based on internationally best-selling books. “Eclipse” is the third installment of the series. This time around, Bella (Kristen Stewart) is torn between her overwhelming love for vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and her complicated friendship with werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner). The love triangle is a standard ingredient for a lot of chick flicks, but “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” keeps it fresh with the added action (once again, Bella finds herself in life-threatening situations), mythical creatures, and a soundtrack that sets the tone for the film.
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